Garth Crooks' comments about Matteo Guendouzi during Chelsea match were 'baffling'

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Unai Emery couldn’t have asked for a tougher start to his Arsenal career.

Clashes against Manchester City and Chelsea have returned nothing in terms of points but the Spaniard has no doubt learned plenty about his squad.

But Arsenal fans probably don’t quite know what to make of their start to the season.

The Gunners certainly won’t be the last side City brush aside this campaign, while there were certainly positives to take from a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

One of those positives was Matteo Guendouzi.

The 19-year-old has been given the nod ahead of Lucas Torreira in the opening two matches and has performed impressively on both occasions.

Or has he?


While the majority of fans thought the midfielder put in a good shift against Chelsea on Saturday evening, Garth Crooks certainly didn’t.

Journalist Charles Watts was sitting just in front of Garth Crooks in the press section at Stamford Bridge and he heard what the BBC pundit kept saying about the youngster.

Watts tweeted: “Had Garth Crooks sat a couple of rows behind me in the press room yesterday after the game constantly telling his mate that Guendouzi was ‘killing Arsenal’ and that Wenger would never have played him as he isn’t good enough. Still as baffled now as I was then.”

Watts isn’t the only one.

After seeing Watts’ tweet, Arsenal fans could barely believe Crooks’ opinion on Guendouzi.


Check out the reaction:

We're pretty sure Crooks is the only person who thinks Guendouzi is 'killing' Arsenal.

Another person that certainly disagrees is Ian Wright. 

He tried to find the positives in Arsenal's loss to Chelsea and name-dropped Guendouzi.

"So many positives to take from yesterday’s loss! Guendouzi, substitutions, I said it will take time, may be quicker than I thought with this guy. Behind you all the way Boss," Wright wrote.

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